Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC RadioAuthor: CBC Radio
22 Sep 2018

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

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    Hurricane floods move the earth, octopuses on ecstasy, greening the Sahara, Gulf of St. Lawrence gasping for air, an elephant queen, and what happens to flushed opioids

    We can forecast the hurricanes. Can we figure out how to forecast their floods?; Octopuses on ecstasy: The party drug leads to eight-armed hugs; The Sahara's wind and sun could power the world, and turn the desert green; The Gulf of St. Lawrence is running out of oxygen thanks to climate change; Elephant families are very like ours, according to the filmmakers of 'The Elephant Queen'; What happens when opioids are released into the environment?

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018

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    Summer Science - Camping under a volcano, plastic in beluga bellies, Arctic char and climate change, water filters for african villages and CO2 from forest fires

    The moment they arrived, the volcano began exploding; Digging deep in a beluga whale's belly looking for plastic pollution; Will the water be too warm for fish to spawn? Studying climate change and Arctic char; Canadian engineering talent helps develop water filters in Africa; How do CO2 emissions from forest fires compare to those from fossil fuels?

  • Posted on 14 Sep 2018

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    What to save? Making hard choices in the conservation of wild animals and wild spaces

    How we make decisions about what to save, and do we explore the idea of "conservation triage." So do we choose pipelines or killer whales? And is this an argument about money - or about values that transcend it?

  • Posted on 07 Sep 2018

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    Gene editing for muscular dystrophy, wildfire prediction, Zika fizzles, extinct cave bears' DNA legacy, Russians miss a missile, fake news vaccine and is the Earth gaining weight.

    Gene editing fixes muscular dystrophy in dogs - and humans could be next; Soot and smoke are the secret to predicting how forest fires might behave; The Zika epidemic 'vaccinated' half of Latin America, so it won't happen again; DNA evidence shows huge cave bears mated with brown bears before they went extinct; One of Russia's missiles is missing - and it could be a secret nuclear disaster; Fake News; How does the Earth's weight change every year?

  • Posted on 31 Aug 2018

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    An ancient human hybrid child, making universal blood, parasites parasitize each other, drones protect airports from birds, machine learning transcends humans and wildfires and wildlife.

    'Completely mind-blowing' discovery of a hybrid of two extinct human species; Making blood types obsolete - researchers convert blood to universal donor; When one parasite sucks the life out of another parasite; Drone 'sheepdogs' steer flocks away from airports to prevent bird strikes; A machine learning system called Alpha Go zero makes a major leap forwards; What are the impacts of forest fires on wildlife?

  • Posted on 24 Aug 2018

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